#BookReview – The Animal’s Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age

A compelling argument that the time has come to use what we know about the fascinating and diverse inner lives of other animals on their behalf Every day we are learning new and surprising facts about just how intelligent and emotional animals are—did you know rats like to play and laugh, and also display empathy, and the ears and noses of cows tell us how they’re feeling? At times, we humans translate that knowledge into Read More …

#BookReview – THE CHALK PIT: A Ruth Galloway Mystery by Elly Griffiths

In the ninth Ruth Galloway mystery, Ruth and Nelson investigate a string of murders and disappearances deep within the abandoned tunnels hidden far beneath the streets of Norwich. Norwich is riddled with old chalk-mining tunnels, but no one’s sure exactly how many. When Ruth is called in to investigate a set of human remains found in one of them, she notices the bones are almost translucent, a sign they were boiled soon after death. Once Read More …

Love, Lies, And The Secrets That Bind – SET YOU FREE by Elmer Seward

Title: Set You Free Author: Elmer Seward Published: May 20, 2017 Publisher: Bay Rivers Publishing Genre: Suspense Content Warning: Some mild profanity and references to torture and murder (however there is no graphic violence).   Deena is running from a dangerous past. When she finds herself in a small fishing village tucked away on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay, she thinks she is finally safe. While there, she discovers a journal that weaves a Read More …

#BookReview: SHADOW MAN by Alan Drew

What Dennis Lehane does for Boston, Alan Drew does for Southern California in this gritty thriller about an idyllic community rocked by a serial killer—and a dark secret. Detective Ben Wade has returned to his California hometown of Rancho Santa Elena for a quieter life. Suddenly the town, with its peaceful streets and excellent public schools, finds itself at the mercy of a serial killer who slips through windows and screen doors, shattering illusions of Read More …

Excerpt from A SERENADE TO DIE FOR by Janet Fogg and David Jackson

Genre: Romantic Suspense Date Published: April 2017 On the verge of her long-sought career breakthrough, singer Isbel Vargas has just completed the performance of a lifetime when a kidnapper demands a ransom for her father. Thanks to his car theft and antiquities operation, her father will be arrested if she involves the Acapulco police. Who can she turn to? Isbel’s ex-boyfriend, Cane Mullins, is once again south of the border, purportedly tracking down his beloved Read More …

#BookReview – THE FACT OF A BODY: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

Before Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich begins a summer job at a law firm in Louisiana, working to help defend men accused of murder, she thinks her position is clear. The child of two lawyers, she is staunchly anti-death penalty. But the moment convicted murderer Ricky Langley’s face flashes on the screen as she reviews old tapes—the moment she hears him speak of his crimes — she is overcome with the feeling of wanting him to die. Shocked Read More …

An Ancient Evil… THE KNOWING by David Graham

Dark Fantasy, Thriller, Horror Date Published:  March 2017   United by destiny, they must stand together to face an ancient evil….. Ceri Edwards and two school friends lift the lid on an ancient book of recipes belonging to Betty Williams, a volunteer at the local hospital in Pontypridd, South Wales. Two Kansas City cops step off a flight at London Heathrow and one of them falls to the ground with a painful conviction that there’s Read More …

#BookReview – EXONERATED: A History of the Innocence Movement by Robert J. Norris

The fascinating story behind the innocence movement’s quest for justice. Documentaries like Making a Murderer, the first season of Serial, and the cause célèbre that was the West Memphis Three captured the attention of millions and focused the national discussion on wrongful convictions. This interest is warranted: more than 1,800 people have been set free in recent decades after being convicted of crimes they did not commit. In response to these exonerations, federal and state Read More …

New Release Spotlight – UNLEASH: Spellhounds, Book 1 by Lauren Harris

Genre: Urban Fantasy Date Published: May 5, 2017 Craving a gritty, kickass heroine? If you like guns, magic, & heartbreaking drama, you NEED this book!   Orphaned. Hunted. Pissed as hell. Helena Martin doesn’t know who she hates more, the sorcerers who fired the magic-laced bullet or the gang-lord master who used her mother as a shield. It’s not the price she expected for escaping magical slavery, nor is the unstable power now pulsing in Read More …

#BookReview: GLASS PREDATOR by Craig Schaefer

For Harmony Black, practicing witch and government agent, defeating criminal masterminds and eliminating supernatural threats are all in a day’s work. She’s ready to fight, as long as she can count on her partner, Jessie Temple; her team at off-the-books special FBI unit Vigilant Lock; and her magic. But her latest case threatens it all. A high-profile bank robbery reveals thieves with the same unnatural strength and turquoise eyes as Jessie, who was touched by Read More …